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Definition of hotbed noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hotbed

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhɒtbed//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːtbed//
 
 
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[usually singular] hotbed of something a place where a lot of a particular activity, especially something bad or violent, is happening The area was a hotbed of crime.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hotbed